Archive October 2008
Friday, October 24 at 7:30 PM,
Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 PM,
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 PM.
Location & Map
Northern Vineyards Winery, 223 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082, Web site: Northern Vineyards Winery
Adults $15, Students $10; reduced price tickets for patrons with special needs, and for Fringe Festival button holders. Discounts available for groups of five or more.
Phone: (651) 439-0993 for reservations, tickets by mail, special needs, or other information.
Please reserve or purchase in advance to avoid delays at the shows. Available at the Northern Vineyards Winery, River Market and the Daily Grind in Stillwater, or at the door if seats remain. Ticket purchasers receive a 10% discount coupon for any 1 of 5 downtown restaurants!
American Sign Language (ASL) (must request access services by October 17):
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 PM, Interpreter: Gretchen Tuoy.
Audio Described (must request access services by October 17):
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 PM, Audio Describer: Ken Moses;
Sunday, October 26, 2:00 PM, Audio Describer: Ken Moses.
4Play consists of four short plays (that do not require adult supervision):
Written and Directed by Philip Morton.
“Testimony” is about the final days of Henry Rathbone who with his wife Clara were with Lincoln and Mary Todd at Ford's theater the night Lincoln was killed. Rathbone never got over the event and finally had a mental collapse, killed his wife and was institutionalized until his death in the early 1880's. This play examines Rathbone's final days in the insane asylum where he is tortured by his guilt for not saving the life of the president, and is visited by the spirits of his past who try to help him come to a final peace.
Starring: Tom Joyal, Rose Johnson, Reier Erickson, Nicole Carey.
Sorry Right Number
Written by and Starring: Lawrence Ripp
This is a one person comedy starring one live actor and co-starring one cranky cell phone. In the spirit of the classic Bob Newhart telephone routines of the early 1960's. "Sorry Right Number" examines the problems and frustrations of modern man and his relationship to the mass media we have come to rely on. Are we really who we say we are, or is it up to the phone company to decide what name will appear on the monthly phone bill? In "Sorry Right Number" the wrong man answers the right number and we find out if regular room deodorizer will eliminate the smell of fried fish.
Mehitabel Has An Adventure
Written by Don Marquis, Directed by Lawrence Ripp,
Very popular in the 1920's and 30's Archy And Mehitabel has lived on the hearts and funny bones of millions of people around the world. Begun as a newspaper column the wonderful stories of Don Marquis are remembered today mostly for 2 characters, Archy and Mehitabel. Archy is a Cockroach, Mehitabel is a Cat. They both have the souls of human beings and as such have a lot to say about the world around them and the world they inhabit which are Back Alleys and the insides of walls. Mehitabel has the soul of Cleopatra but dines on the cuisine of the garbage can. Archy has the soul of a Poet but lives in the body of a cockroach. They both make the best of a bad situation and to the delight of all bring the world of "the other side" to us lowly humans.
Starring: Vicki Joan Keck and Larry Ripp.
Rip Van So Last Century
Written by Kristine Lendved, Directed by Lawrence Ripp.
“Rip Van So Last Century” is a new play by Wisconsin Playwright Kristine Lendved and tells the story of a North Woods Earth Mother who's been badly treated and won't settle for a lonely life in the sticks. Good things happen, maybe, if one keeps an open heart, an open mind, and has the courage to take a chance. Trust, love, hope and erotic wedding cakes all get a close examination in this charming and warm character study of a badly-used soul who isn't looking for love but just might find it anyway, if she only will allow herself to go with her better judgment and leave a troubled past in the last century. You will feel good and root for Rip Van So Last Century!
Starring: Vicki Joan Keck and Reier Erickson.